Fix the winmail.dat attachment issue in Microsoft Outlook 2003 on Windows XP- Method 2
Are you facing an issue where e-mail recipients receive winmail.dat attachments along with received e-mail messages in Microsoft Outlook 2003 on your Windows XP-based PC? The winmail.dat file is primarily being utilized for preserving RTF (Rich Text Formatting). And Microsoft Outlook 2003 uses it when sending a message in RTF. However, while sending the message, its content may get changed due to which the receiver might not be able to read the formatting instructions. In addition to this, it is also possible that the receiver may not be able to recognize the winmail.dat file.
No matter what the case may be, this issue can be fixed by removing the RTF format from the recipient attribute in the Personal Address Book. Wondering how? Let us help you. Below we have provided comprehensive step-by-step instructions to fix the issue. Here’s how:
1. Open Outlook.
2. On the ‘Tools’ menu, click ‘Address Book’.
3. In ‘Show Names From’, click the ‘Personal Address Book’.
4. Select the addressee that you want to set as plain text. Now click on ‘Properties’ on the ‘File’ menu.
5. Now in the ‘SMTP-General’ tab, click to clear the ‘Always send to this recipient in Microsoft Exchange rich text format’ check box.
6. Click ‘OK’.
To understand the above mentioned steps clearly, you can also watch out video solution. In the given below video, you can see how to perform the steps adequately.